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Bitcoin prices are tumbling again

Bitcoin has once again fallen below the $9,000 mark as a bad 24 hours of news sent speculative investors scurrying back to their fiat currencies. …

Cryptocurrency

How To Attract $4 Million In Client Revenue Through Content Marketing

Julia McCoy dropped out of college at 19. By 21, she started her own content creation agency.<p>Now, five years later at 26 years old, McCoy’s agency, Express Writers, just broke $4 million in sales.<p>All of McCoy’s new client acquisition is done through content marketing. That’s right: <i>every</i> paying …

Marketing

Apple is reportedly buying Shazam

For $400 million<p>Apple is finalizing a deal to acquire Shazam, the app that lets you identify songs, movies, and TV shows from an audio clip, according to <i>TechCrunch</i>. The deal is reportedly for $400 million, according to <i>Recode</i>, which also confirmed the news.<p>For Apple, the obvious benefit of acquiring …

Birth of the Tourbillon: Breguet and Invention

On June 26, 1801, or rather on 7 Messidor, year IX, since the Republican calendar was still in force in France, Abraham-Louis Breguet earned the rights for a patent which would last for a ten-year period for a new type of regulator called the Tourbillon.<p>Several months earlier, on December 24, 1800, …

Ben Affleck

Devon Tread 1F

The Devon Tread 1 features a unique aesthetic comprised of interwoven time belts. The piece is powered by a lithium polymer rechargeable cell that can run for two weeks on a single charge. Four micro step motors drive the movement of the four belts. Each belt is mounted on a central chassis allying …

Los Angeles

Breitling Unveils The Colt Chronograph Automatic Blacksteel

Black watches are fast becoming a major trend in 2016 with their masculine and versatile appeal persuading more watchmakers to join the dark side. …

Introducing: A New Dial Color For The A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic

A. Lange & Söhne celebrated the grand reopening of their Tokyo boutique on Thursday by introducing two Saxonia Automatic models with a new dial color.<p>…

A. Lange & Söhne

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The Omega Seamaster 300 Is James Bond's Newest Watch

Combining horological history with that of the secret agent, this is a must have for any James Bond fan.<p>Oozing suaveness with a hint of lethality is …

Frederique Constant, Worldtimer Manufacture

This Swiss manufacturer, which emphasizes an impressive price-to-value ratio, expands its Worldtimer Manufacture range with a new brown-dial edition cased in 42mm rose-gold plated steel. The newest watch for globe trekkers maintains a traditional world time layout that features city names on the …

Rose Gold

Anonimo, Nautilo Sailing Edition

This timepiece is a contemporary reinterpretation of Anonimo diving watches originally designed by the military engineer Dino Zei. (Recall that Zei was the designer at Officine Panerai prior to its purchase by Vendome/Richemont in 1997. Zei then started Anonimo.)<p>This special edition (300 pieces) …

Watches

Banker caught up in Malaysian 1MDB scandal went on $8.2m Gold Coast property splurge

<b>Exclusive:</b> Yeo Jiawei, accused of money laundering, used a Seychelles-based company for a series of purchases in the Australian tourist town<p>A former banker from Singapore accused of laundering money linked to Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal used a tax haven company as part of an $8.2m-plus splurge on Gold …

Apple MacBook Pro now gets thumbs-up from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is doing an about face on Apple's MacBook Pro.<p>The endorsement reverses an earlier call by Consumer Reports telling consumers to avoid the new MacBooks, for the first time ever, because of big fluctuations in battery life. The publication on Thursday said a software update issued by …

11 Apple Watch tips every owner should know

The Apple Watch is a device that can do more than tell the time or put iPhone notifications on your wrist. It can be used to pay for items in the real world, save you in an emergency, act as a fashion accessory and help you track down a misplaced iPhone -- to name a few.<p>Here are 11 tips and tricks …

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

Study Skills

Evernote founder shares his secret to looking interested during meetings

Anytime you hear those words, pay attention to what the person says next.<p>Anytime you hear those words from someone who's co-founded three multimillion-dollar companies, drop everything and start taking notes.<p>In this case, those words came from Phil Libin, who co-founded and until very recently …

Apple’s 3D Touch Is Trying To Solve The Biggest Problem In Mobile

But can pressure sensitivity really beat Google’s mind-reading AIs?<p>Let’s say you want to take a selfie, or hail an Uber, or send a new email. How many taps does it take you? How many screens do you have to visit? It depends on what you’re trying to do, but the answer’s going to be “more than one.” …

Stephen Hawking searches for aliens, and Elon Musk explains the SpaceX explosion

We’ve been thrilled to have longtime space and science reporter Alan Boyle covering two big stories for GeekWire today: Stephen Hawking’s …

Touch ID built into iPhone display one step closer as third-party company announces new tech

The possibility of Apple embedding the Home button into the display of a future iPhone model got a step closer today as a third-party company announced technology that allows fingerprints to be read through Gorilla Glass.<p><i>TNW</i> reports that Sonavation has developed ultrasonic fingerprint sensors …

Here’s how to unlock your front door with an Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a great way to unlock all sorts of aspects of your life, from better health to your bank account. Heck, it’ll even unlock your Mac. But will it unlock your door? It can now.<p><i>Make</i> posted great instructions on how a DIY-minded individual — or, in their case, a DIY-minded magazine — …

Apple Watch

Sonovation Creates New Fingerprint Technology For Smartphones

A company called Sonovation has developed new fingerprint technology for smartphones and tablets that may put an end to home buttons on devices.<p>At …

Gear & Gadgets

This is your last month to still use Google+ Photos

The final nail in Google+ Photos' coffin is going in.<p>Google announced it will be closing down its Google+ Photos service, starting with the Android …

Google Photos

Home Sharing is caring — all the new goodies in iOS 9 beta 4

iOS 9 beta 4 is out for developers two weeks after beta 3’s release as expected. It’s time for the usual roundup of new goodies in the latest beta and beta 4 doesn’t shy away from the tradition. It’s not nearly as big of a release as last time with Apple Music and Apple News both making their …

Apple Music

Square’s Dashboard iOS app supercharges your business analytics

Square wants to help business owners keep better track of their sales wherever they may be, so today the company is introducing the Square Dashboard app for the iPhone.<p>The app provides real-time analytics on the performance of all your business locations, so you can make “in the moment” decisions …

Lexus built a car that glows in time with its driver's heartbeat

Cars are not usually thought of as living things, except in the movie <i>Christine</i> (and also the movie <i>Cars</i>). Still, it's hard not to see something a little anthropomorphic about them. Now Lexus has made automotive sentience even easier to imagine, by equipping a custom RC-F coupe with a human heartbeat.<p>…

Lytro posts a how-to for creating VR content with the Illum camera

The Lytro Illum camera has recently undergone something of a metamorphosis. The latest software iterations — massive upgrades for both the Illum firmware and the camera’s companion Lytro Desktop software — are propelling Lytro’s technology focus toward virtual reality content creation.<p>To put an …

Augmented Reality

German carmakers will buy Nokia's maps app for $2.7 billion, report says

The bidding war over Nokia's mapping app may finally be over.<p>Audi, BMW and Daimler will acquire Nokia's mapping division, makers of the Here maps …

Maps